The Colorado Springs Gazette reported recently that the City Council is considering an ordinance allowing the use of video cameras to detect motorists who run red lights. The cameras would be installed this summer. After a brief warning period, scheduled to end in October, the police department would issue citations to motorists who are clearly caught on camera running a red light.
The council is expected to give its final approval to the plan by June 22. If the ordinance is approved, police plan to install cameras at four Colorado Springs intersections. Cameras will be installed on Northbound Nevada Avenue at Bijou Street; on Eastbound Oro Blanco Drive at Barnes Road; and on Westbound Platte Avenue at Murray Boulevard and at Circle Drive. These four intersections are among the fifteen city intersections with the highest number of right-angle crashes.
Police plan for the video cameras to increase safety by decreasing the number of crashes at these intersections. The police department expects to issue about 5,000 citations per month based on the video camera information. Each video will be reviewed by a police officer before a citation is mailed, and people who receive citations will be able to view the video online before they decide whether or not to challenge the citation. The fine for running a red light is $75.
Traffic violations in Colorado Springs can come with heavy penalties, and repeated violations may result in the suspension of your driver’s license. If you or someone you know is facing traffic violation charges either for habitual traffic offenses, driving under suspension, speeding, or reckless driving, the skilled Colorado Springs traffic violation attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. can help. Please don’t hesitate to call us today at 719-475-2555 for a free and confidential case evaluation.